and Historic Site in the Buffalo/Niagara Frontier Region
Art Gallery, Buffalo, Erie County
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, one of the
country's finest modern art museums, features magnificent works by Van Gogh, Matisse,
Picasso, Monet, Derain, Renoir and Warhol. Buffalo. 716-882-8700.
Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, Erie County
Anderson Gallery houses an extensive
collection of contemporary paintings, sculptures and graphics from World War II
to the present. Buffalo. 716-829-3754.
Buffalo Science Museum,
Buffalo, Erie County
At the Buffalo Museum of Science, visitors travel
back to the land of the dinosaurs, inspect larger-than-life insects, marvel at
endangered species and take quantum leaps through space. The museum's Tifft Nature
Preserve includes over 264 acres of undisturbed natural habitat within the City
of Buffalo. 716-896-5200.
Children's Museum , East
Aurora, Erie County
Explore & more...A Children's Museum. Please
touch! Experiment. Discover. Play. Learn. East Aurora, Erie County. 716-655-5131.
And while you're there, relive your childhood at Toy Town Museum. Highlights
include a Fisher-Price Toy Collection from 1930-70 and ToyWorks, a kids' interactive
learning center. East Aurora. 716-687-5151.
Museum , Buffalo, Erie County
The internationally renowned Cofeld Judaic
Museum of Temple Beth Zion displays over 1,000 Judaic artifacts dating from the
10th century in a landmark temple. 716-886-7150.
Museum, Lockport, Niagara County
Approaching Locks 34 and 35 in Lockport,
the vertical rock walls rise abruptly on either side, revealing the jagged bone
and torn sinew of the canal's final challenge-the Niagara Escarpment. The "Famous
Five" stair locks, regarded as an engineering marvel when built, are now
used only for overflow. The old hydraulic power house that once operated the city's
locks and two lift bridges, is now a canal museum. Today, dual locks lift boats
50 feet on their way to Lake Erie and points west.
Steel Museum, Lackawana, Erie County
Once home to the largest steel plant
in the world, Lackawanna now pays tribute to western New York's steelworkers at
the Steel Plant Museum. Photos, exhibits and memorabilia depicting the region's
industrial past are housed in the beautiful Carnegie Library. 716-823-0630.
Fort Niagara, Youngstown, Niagara County
Western New York's colonial legacy
lives on at Old Fort Niagara. This 18th century military compound was occupied,
in turn, by French, British and colonial troops. Historic buildings date from
1726. Open daily, year-round, Old Fort Niagara features cannon and musket firings,
historical re-enactments, 18th century military living demonstrations and archeology
Museum, Amherst, Erie County.
Buffalo Fire Historical Museum,
Buffalo, Erie County. 716-892-8400.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum,
North Tonawanda, Niagara County. 716-693-1885.
Niagara County Historical
Pedaling History Bicycle Museum, Orchard Park,
Erie County. 716-662-3853.
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic
Site, Buffalo, Erie County. 716-884-0095.
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